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"Hooking Up with Healthy Sexuality" | A Summary

Yes Means Yes

Sexy nice boys?

You may be familiar with the virgin/whore dichotomy, but Brad Perry is exploring the stud/husband one in this essay about learning how to be a respectful, sexual man.  When it comes to women assessing a man, he's requesting a new category,

I can be respectful and make you come.

For entitlement and victimhood to end, we need men and women to stop playing the roles.   Read more about "Hooking Up with Healthy Sexuality" | A Summary

Common Privilege Traps and How to Avoid Them

Derailing for Dummies

Learning to be good communicators can be hard work, especially when we are speaking through a lens of privilege.  Sometimes we play into negative cycles because we are not aware of our privileges.  Here are some tips for continued self-awareness. Read more about Common Privilege Traps and How to Avoid Them

On the Virtues of Vanilla

Vanilla

One sexy bean pod

First of all, it's from an orchid.  An orchid!  It's medically considered mildly addictive (!) and historically was an aphrodisiac. 

Yes, indeed, and as it turns out, and I quote: Read more about On the Virtues of Vanilla

The Anti-Exploits of Men Against Sexism

Men Against Sexism

"Only by rooting out internalized sexism would men treat one another with respect."

Anti-Exploits of Men Against Sexism by Ed Mead, Revolutionary Rumors PRESS

Sex Wars by EROTIC BODY STATION

Sex Wars Live Demo

"Sex Wars" by EROTIC BODY STATION explores the uncanny similarities in the puritanical sex-negative anti-choice mentality of anti-sex-industry Radical Feminism and the Christian Right. The soundbites feature Gail Dines, Rush Limbaugh, Betty Dodson and vlogger, sex-positive feminist, transwoman and web-cam model AtypicalAeshe. Read more about Sex Wars by EROTIC BODY STATION

Cooking as an alternative to sexual murder

Let's enjoy some teevee. First, a nice episode of Family Feud.

Married men would [fill in the blank] for sex

The Family Feud video pretty much speaks for itself, but there are a few items I would like to note: Read more about Cooking as an alternative to sexual murder

Love in the Western World by Denis de Rougemont

Love in the Western World, Denis de Rougemont

"[A]ll European poetry has come out of the Provencal poetry written in the twelfth century by the troubadours of Languedoc [...]. Let us grant that the language of passion was derived from a courtly literature, itself produced in the atmosphere of a certain heresy." (Pg 78 & 173)

The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The "art of oneirocriticism" is the method of studying dreams as an oracle, to "decipher the signs that foretell the future" (Pg 14, 7). Dreams in general were considered important messages that the average person in antiquity would use to view their waking state in a new light and through analysis to prepare themselves for impending events. Read more about The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality, Vol 2 | The Use of Pleasure by Michel Foucault

Foucault Vol 2 Use of Pleasure

Again, Foucault can be a difficult read, although I've found that if you're willing to bull through the parts that would put you to sleep if you were to force yourself to fully understand each and every sentence, you can still get a huge amount from it without that effort, and just force it to be a smooth read. Read more about The History of Sexuality, Vol 2 | The Use of Pleasure by Michel Foucault

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